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Bulletin Board 7-16-14
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THE CITY OF DUCKTOWN will be conducting a public meeting on July 17th at City Hall starting at 6:30 pm.  to receive public input concerning the redevelopment and improvements of our Downtown Main Street District.  This will be the first of a series of meetings; all interested citizens and community residents are urged to attend.
POLK COUNTY YOUTH FOOTBALL SIGNUPS will be July 12, and July 19 from 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at CMS football field house. Ages 4-14. For info call 423-299-4063.
RUN FOR GOD Zion Baptist Church July 19, 10am-2pm. 5K fun run or walk starts at 10, asking $5-$10 donation to go toward playground improvement, Join us after for lunch, music, and fun activities open to the community and free of charge.
MODEL RAILROAD The July Model Railroad Open House at The Historic Depot located in Mineral Bluff, GA at 150 Railroad Avenue will be held  from 9am to 12 noon on Saturday July 19th.  The Tri-State Model Railroaders invite you to see HO scale trains operating through excellent scenery and passing by unique structures representing railroading in the North Georgia Mountains during the early 1950’s. No admission is charged but donations toward continued work on the model railroad and towards Depot maintenance are gratefully accepted. For further information email tsmri@yahoo.com or call 706-455-8903
BENTON UNITED METHODIST Church invites children and adults to the Workshop of Wonders Vacation Bible School, where we Imagine & Build with God. The fun begins July 21 & ends July 23 from 6pm-8pm each evening. Benton UMC is located at 135 Highland Drive, 3 blocks above courthouse off Benton Station Rd. Pre-register by leaving a message at the church office, including name, phone number, number and ages of participants. 423-338-5134.
BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS WORKSHOP West Polk Public Library All ages welcome! Thursday, July 24th 5:30 - 7:00 pm
BIGGS REUNION at Benton Municipal Building, lunch served at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, July 27th.
Revival at Ball Play Baptist Church Begins July 28th at 7pm nightly with Brother Handley Milby
THE ROCK Community  Church VBS July 21st-29th 6-9, 5270 Hwy 64 east Ducktown TN Kindergarten- 5th grade. Register online at: www.trcc2013.org
RUMMAGE SALE SHILOH BAPTIST CHURCH 358 Hwy 64  Ocoee, TN 423-338-4292, August 1 & 2, 9:00—2:00  Bag Sale August 1   12:00—2:00
CHILHOWEE MOUNTAIN CRAFT Bazaar Saturday, August 2, 10 am - 4 pm at People Helping People/Kidz XChange Plus located at 184 Mull Rd and Hwy 411 (next door to Burgess) Fundraiser for People Helping People Booths available for crafters and home based vendors  Deadline to apply is Saturday July 26 Please call 299-9062 for more info
A VERY GOOD PLACE to Art featuring paintings, drawings, and pottery by students and instructors of AACA visual arts classes. The work can be viewed at The Arts Center, 320 North White Street, Athens, Tennessee, from June 23 – July 31, 2014. This exhibit gives local art students an opportunity to show what they have created as a part of art classes at The Arts Center.
CHAMPIONSHIP RODEO set Friday and Saturday Aug. 8 & 9. The SRA/IPRA -sanctioned Championship Rodeo will be held Friday and Saturday at Taylors Ruritan Club Arena, off Highway 64. The 34th annual Taylors rodeo will feature a professional rodeo announcer, pro rodeo clown and barrel man. There will also be pony rides, vendors and a mechanical bull. Contestants may contact Travis Presley for details at 865-388-9494. other information Call Kathy (423) 413-5383 Tickets are $12 for adults, $7 for children ages 7 to 12 and free for ages 6 and under.  Taylors Ruritan Club Arena is located at 221 Old Kinser Road.
COPPER BASIN SENIOR CENTER invites area residents 60 to visit or join our center. Activities include bingo, blue grass and gospel music, dancing, games, exercise, and education programs. Call 423-496-7113 for info.
EAST AND WEST POLK LIBRARY HOURS East Polk-Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri. 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Sat 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. West Polk-Mon., Wed., & Fri. 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1-4:30 p.m, Thursdays from 1-7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
UT EXTENSION POLK COUNTY offers the legally required educational seminar for divorcing parents of minor children.  Call 423-338-4503 for more information.
BOOK CLUB meets every first Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the West Polk Library in Benton. All interested in reading different books are invited to participate.
SPRINGTOWN COMMUNITY Support Group meets every third Monday at 7 PM at the Fire Hall.
OCOEE REGION BEEKEEPERS Association extends an invitation to anyone interested in bees or beekeeping to be a part of ORB Keepers, right in Benton. The club meets every third Tuesday at the Benton Municipal Building on Hwy 411 at 7 p.m. Come and see what we are about!
CUB SCOUTS Pack 3013 meets every Monday at 7 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club on Hwy 314 in Benton.
SAFE HAVEN ANIMAL RESCUE is in need of people who have fenced in yards to foster dogs.  We provide all food and veterinary care including spaying and neutering. Please call the SHARP line 299 3640.
LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE available through SETHRA by calling (423) 338-2335 or (423) 496-2644.
NARCANON reminds families that abuse of addictive pharmaceutical drugs is on the rise.  Learn to recognize the signs of drug abuse and get your loved ones help if they are at risk. Call Narconon for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all types of drugs.  Narconon also offers free assessments and referrals.  800-431-1754 or DrugAbuseSolution.com
AMERICAN LEGION Post 96 in Copperhill meets the first Thursday of each month. New members welcome! Call 423-496-3641 or 423-496-4925.
THE HIAWASSEE RIVER VALLEY KENNEL CLUB meets the first Wednesday of every month at Shane’s Rib Shack in Ellijay, Georgia. Meetings begin at 7:00 pm. All purebred and mixed breed dog enthusiasts are welcome.
SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN MODERN QUILT GUILD meets 2nd Thursday of each month, 6:00 pm. Bless My Stitches Quilt Shop, 104 D Tennessee Street, Murphy, NC 28906 Call 828-835-4900 or email southernappalachianmodernqg@gmail.com for more info.


-County Commission will be 3RD Thursday at 7 p.m., alternating between the Benton Courthouse and Ducktown Senior Center.
-School Board 2ND Monday of each month, alternating between each school.
- Polk County Election Commission 2nd Tuesday, 3 p.m.  at the election office on Hwy 411 in Benton.
-Benton Town Commission lst Monday, 6 p.m. at Benton Town Hall.
-Copperhill City Council  6 p.m. at City Hall. (Meetings vary based on schedule of the Mayor)
-Polk County Planning Commission, 3rd Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. alternating between the Ducktown Senior Center and Benton Courthouse.
-Ducktown City Commission 1st Thursday at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

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